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Bedcover

Italian
First half 18th century


Object Place: Venice, Italy

Dimensions

260 x 273 cm (102 3/8 x 107 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

56.840

Medium or Technique

Linen, damask

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Rectangular with two rounded corners; linen with heavy natural-colored linen; made of four loom widths. Double bands of yellow and white guimp form border and central rectangular panel. Damask pattern shows simple vertical repeat of a unit comprising three vaguely heart-shaped flowers with scrolling leaves issuing top, three conventionalized orchid-like blossoms and three sabre-like leaves or flowers connecting these vertically; effect is of fantastic forms. Worn; wax and other stains; small patches.

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. John G. Greene